2024 prayer focuses

As we behold Him, we become like Him

2 Corinthians 3:18

Developing our 2024 Prayer Focuses

Discerning the leading of the Lord for this year

We believe the Lord has amazing things for Celebration Church for 2024. We are seeing God move in our church, city, province, nation, and in all the earth, and it is our heart to partner together in prayer with what He is doing and get behind His Kingdom.

These Prayer Focuses are a direct result of communal listening and discernment. We are convinced that as we lean into prayer for this coming year and look to partner with the things that are on His heart, the Lord will respond with grace, kindness, and breakthrough.

May we listen to the Lord in an even greater way over this next year, co-labouring with Him and each other in the advancement of His Kingdom!

Pursuing The Presence of God

We are praying that we develop true intimacy with God, unlocking our personal and corporate identity as a house of prayer.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Matthew 6:33, John 15:4-5

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Practicing The Presence by Brother Lawrence, The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence by James Goll, When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson, Good Morning Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn, In His Presence by E.W. Kenyon, Knowing God by J. I. Packer

Kingdom Mission

We are praying that God’s goodness and love would radiate from us into all spheres as we become faithful ambassadors of God and His Kingdom.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20, Ephesians 2:10, Colossians 3:16-17

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright, The Mission of God by Christopher Wright, Fire & Fragrance by Sean Feucht and Andy Byrd, Kiss The Leper by Brad Jersak

Christ-Centered Unity

We are praying for unity within the Church; unity that transcends generations, denominations, cultures, and geography, binding us together under Christ as the head.

John 17:20-23, Ephesians 2:19-22, Colossians 1:17-18

Recommended Readings From Our Staff

Sacrificial Discipleship

We are praying to be devoted followers of Christ who walk in faithful obedience to Jesus and follow His example of sacrificial love.
Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 8:34-35, Acts 5:42

Recommended Readings From Our Staff:

Servant Leadership

We are praying that the selfless servant leadership of Jesus would be actively lived out by all the people of Celebration Church.

John 13:13-14, Romans 15:8, Philippians 2:5-8

Recommended Readings From Our Staff:

Devotional Resources

For Individuals & Groups

#1: Pursuing the Presence

Join Pastor Nico Deschner and Gene Packwood in a discussion of what it means to pursue God's presence!

#2: Kingdom Mission

Pastor Nico Deschner and Micah Parkman dive into how we can join God's mission of bringing His kingdom to earth.

#3: Christ-Centered Unity

Pastor Nico Deschner and  Stephen Speer explore how we can help rebuild a unified Church. 

#4: Sacrificial Discipleship

Pastor Nico Deschner and  Ben Raine discuss Jesus' costly call to take up our cross and follow Him. 

#5: Servant Leadership